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International Conference : GreenArid What do we know about the potential impacts of Greening Scenarios in semi-arid regions ?

Date and venue : 5-7 November 2014, Dakar, Senegal
Closing Date for Submission of Abstracts: 3rd October 2014
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Objectives:   The   GreenArid   conference   has   for   ambition   to   gather international experts specialists of disciplines so diverse as e.g. climatology, agronomy,  forestry,  pedology,  ecology,  hydrology,  economy,  sociology,  …

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3rd UNCCD international conference

 Date : 9-12 March, Cancún, Mexico
Call for extended abstracts submission: 15 september 2014.
The 3rd UNCCD international scientific conference on “combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices” will be held from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Cancún (Mexico), during the 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). See the conference website here.

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Workshop on climate applications for food security

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, in collaboration with the AGRHYMET Regional Center, Niger, is organizing a "Workshop on Climate Applications for Food Security" to be held from December 1-5, 2014 in Niamey, Niger. Sahel countries are highly vulnerable to climate change and strongly dependent on rainfed agriculture and livestock. This area of the world is subject to strong rainfall variability, desertification and recurrent droughts; consequently, achieving food security is an ongoing challenge.

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Climate Smart Agriculture, 2015 : Global Science Conference

Conference dates : march, 16-18, Le Corum, Montpellier, France
Registration: July 2014 - opening soon ; 31 December 2014 - dead line early bird
Abstracts: July 2014 - opening submission; 1st October 2014 - submission deadline; mid November 2014 - abstracts notification
More information, here

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International Conference, Agroecology for Africa, AfA 2014

Deadline for  Abstract submission : 31st May 2014
Meeting dates : 03-07 Novelber at Antananarivo (Madagascar)
Presentation
In many parts of Africa, decreasing productivity, population pressure, environmental degradation and the threat of climate change suggest an increasingly uncertain future for millions of African households whose livelihoods depend on farming. The need to address these preoccupant situations leads to adopt different approaches. Agroecology is one of approaches considering that natural systems contain the best information for creating sustainable agricultural production. Agroecology is then a multi-system approach to create a sustainable food system.

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